Design grammars as evaluation tools in the first year studio

Mohamed S. Ibrahim, Alan Bridges, Scott C. Chase, Samir H. Bayoumi, Dina S. Taha

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This paper describes a teaching experience conducted and carried out as part of the coursework of first year students. The workshop is the third of three workshops planned to take place during the course of the first year studio, aimed at introducing new ways of thinking and introducing students to a new pattern of architectural education. The experiment was planned under the theme of “Evaluation” during the final stage. A grammatical approach was chosen to deliver the methodology in the design studio, based on shape grammars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-332
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Information Technology in Construction
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2012


  • shape grammars
  • pedagogical grammars
  • design education


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